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Attempted murder and aggravated assault – can they charge both?

Why does the District Attorney charge both attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon? Can you be charged with both crimes even though it was one event?  Yes, you can be charged with both. The prosecutor will often charge a situation they believe to be attempted murder with the related offense of aggravated assault. […]

What can’t I bail them out of jail? Orange County criminal “no bail” holds

Questions about posting bail? Recently, I was asked why a person couldn’t be bailed out of jail.  The follow-up question was, “I thought you were innocent until proven guilty?”   You’re right – there is the presumption of innocence in almost every aspect of criminal law, but when it comes to setting bail, the judge […]

If you consent to a police search, can you limit where they can search? Orange County criminal defense attorney

If the police ask if they can search, can you put limits on where or how they can search?   The answer is yes… and no. If the police search is based on consent, the person giving consent can set limits as to the scope of the search. For example, you could give consent for […]

All about search warrants – Orange County criminal defense attorney

What is a search warrant? A search warrant is an order in writing, commanding a peace officer to search a particular person or place for specific listed items and return them to court.  Right off the bat, note that a warrant only allows the police to search.  A citizen cannot obtain a search warrant.  Although […]

Can two people use the same defense attorney?

What if you and a friend (or husband/wife) got arrested together and charged with the same crime?  Can you use the same defense attorney to represent both of you?   The short answer is “maybe”. If there is no overlap (such as you blame him and he blames you), one attorney *may* be able to […]